Third phase of retained firefighter recruitment campaign announced

Posted 19/09/2016 14:32:20

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is today launching the third phase of a recruitment campaign for Retained Duty System (RDS) firefighters to help protect communities across the region.

The fire and rescue service is looking to recruit RDS firefighters at a number of areas and is keen to hear from enthusiastic individuals interested in working as on-call firefighters at their local fire station.

Ruth Simmons, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, explained: “RDS firefighters provide essential fire and emergency cover for their fire station's area. We are looking for suitable individuals, in particular those available during the day, who can travel to their local fire station within five minutes of being paged for a call out. This third phase of our campaign will provide an opportunity for those who missed out on the first two phases to apply again.

"Our RDS firefighters represent a diverse range of people who may be builders, shopkeepers, nurses, factory workers, stay-at-home parents or homeworkers during working hours but we would ask that, in addition, they are available to attend emergency incidents as and when required.

“Firefighters are fully trained, highly skilled personnel, saving lives and property from fire. RDS firefighters provide expertise at road, rail and aircraft accidents, chemical spillages, flooding, forest, heathland and mountain fires and agricultural accidents.

"We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, physically fit and can demonstrate common sense, commitment and dedication – and we are keen to recruit those who represent the diverse community that we serve.

“We provide close-knit, highly trained teams working with modern, hi-tech equipment. Recruits will also take part in the fire prevention work we carry out to prevent fires happening in our community.”

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is keen to hear from interested individuals from across the whole of the North Wales region.”

Online registration for these opportunities will open at noon via www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk on Tuesday 4th October 2016 and close at noon on Tuesday 15th  November 2016.

To find out more – during October 2016, each of the fire stations in North Wales will host an open evening on the dates below;

Fire Station

Time and Day

 

Date

Llandudno

18.30 - 21.30  WEDNESDAY

5/10/16

Colwyn Bay

18.30 - 21.30   MONDAY

10/10/16

Rhyl

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

11/10/16

Abergele

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

4/10/16

Betws Y Coed

18.30 - 21.30  WEDNESDAY

5/10/16

Conwy

18.30 - 21.30  WEDNESDAY

12/10/16

Denbigh

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

18/10/16

Llanrwst

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

11/10/16

Prestatyn

18.30 - 21.30   TUESDAY

4/10/16

Ruthin

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

11/10/16

St Asaph

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

18/10/16

 

Wrexham

18.45 - 21.45  TUESDAY

11/10/16

Deeside

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

17/10/16

Cerrigydruddion

19.00 - 22.00  TUESDAY

11/10/16

Corwen

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

17/10/16

Llangollen

18.00 - 21.00  TUESDAY

11/10/16

Buckley

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

17/10/16

Chirk

18.00 - 21.00  TUESDAY

18/10/16

Flint

18.00 - 21.00  TUESDAY

18/10/16

Holywell

19.00 - 22.00  TUESDAY

4/10/16

Johnstown

18.00 - 21.00  TUESDAY

18/10/16

Mold

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

10/10/16

 

Caernarfon

18.15 - 21.15  WEDNESDAY

12/10/16

Bangor

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

17/10/16

Holyhead

18.30 - 21.30  WEDNESDAY

5/10/16

Amlwch

18.30 - 21.30  WEDNESDAY

5/10/16

Beaumaris

18.30 - 21.30  WEDNESDAY

19/10/16

Benllech

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

17/10/16

Llanberis

18.00 - 21.00  WEDNESDAY

12/10/16

Llangefni

18.30 - 21.30  WEDNESDAY

12/10/16

Menai Bridge

18.00 - 21.00  MONDAY

17/10/16

Rhosneigr

18.30 - 21.30  WEDNESDAY

5/10/16

Llanfairfechan

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

17/10/16

 

Dolgellau

18.30 - 21.30  THURSDAY

6/10/16

Aberdyfi

18.30 - 21.30  THURSDAY

13/10/16

Abersoch

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

18/10/16

Bala

18.00 - 21.00  THURSDAY

13/10/16

Barmouth

18.39 - 21.30  THURSDAY

13/10/16

Blaenau Ffestiniog

18.15 - 21.15  TUESDAY

11/10/16

Harlech

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

18/10/16

Nefyn

18.30 - 21.30  TUESDAY

4/10/16

Porthmadog

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

10/10/16

Pwllheli

18.30 - 21.30  MONDAY

17/10/16

Tywyn

18.30 - 21.30  THURSDAY

6/10/16

 

A Positive Action Day will take place on Wednesday 19 October at Rhyl Training Centre

to encourage applications from underrepresented groups within the Service, specifically; females, people from black and ethnic minority communities, and those from the LGBT community. 

 

Spaces are limited so advance booking is required - contact Chelsey Hughes on 01745 535278 / chelsey.hughes@nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

 

For an application pack and further details on opportunities for a career as a RDS firefighter in stations across North Wales, including FAQs, fitness requirements, information about open evenings and positive action events please visit our website www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk .

If you require more information please contact North Wales Fire and Rescue Service on 01745 535250 or HRDesk@nwales-fireservice.org.uk

Please take a look at our video promoting this recruitment campaign which is on YouTube here.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. They must possess a good standard of physical fitness and have the ability to pass aptitude tests. In addition to their monthly retaining fees, payments are made for turnouts, attendance and drill nights.

Many employers are aware of the essential role that retained fire and rescue service personnel carry out within their local communities and many release staff to carry out firefighting and other emergency duties.

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